Arrow - Season 2, Episode 8 - Rotten Tomatoes

The Scientist



Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Episode Info

Scientist Barry Allen stops by to help solve a robbery, and Oliver knows there is more to him than meets the eye.


Stephen Amell
as Oliver Queen
Katie Cassidy
as Dinah "Laurel" Lance
Colin Donnell
as Tommy Merlyn
Colin Salmon
as Walter Steele
David Ramsey
as John Diggle
Jamey Sheridan
as Robert Queen
Paul Blackthorne
as Quentin Lance
Susanna Thompson
as Moira Queen
Willa Holland
as Thea Queen
Emily Bett Rickards
as Felicity Smoak
Grant Gustin
as Barry Allen
Kevin Alejandro
as Brother Blood
View All

The Scientist Photos

Critic reviews for The Scientist

So far, seeing the show leave the ground a little bit has resulted in some fun and exciting stories that have been surprisingly well crafted.

August 7, 2018 | Full Review…

"The Scientist" largely succeeds in launching 'Arrow' to a higher form of superhero storytelling, though not without a bit of seeming clumsiness.

August 6, 2018 | Full Review…

With all these subplots struggling for screen time, one gets the feeling that there are far too many balls in the air to truly connect with any of them on an emotional level.

August 2, 2018 | Rating: 7.2/10 | Full Review…

Even though Barry isn't quite Barry, the dynamic between him and Oliver was fantastic and I'm sorry we won't get much more of it.

August 2, 2018 | Full Review…

"The Scientist"...makes that doe-eyed dork [Barry Allen] absolutely irresistible.

August 2, 2018 | Full Review…

The first clash between Ollie and a super-powered foe was exciting without breaking the more grounded tone of this series.

August 1, 2018 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

Discussion Forum

Discuss Arrow on our TV talk forum!